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Digital Accessibility Specialist

Eagan, Minnesota

Job ID: 10824 Category: Technology

Job Description

  • Interact with and provide direction to UX, technology, content, and product development teams.
  • Cooperate with other departments to ensure consistency and quality across the platform.     

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in information science, information design, computer science, human computer interaction (HCI), instructional design, quality assurance, learning technology, assistive technology, related field or equivalent industry training / experience.
  • 3+ years working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative development environment with experience in large, complex software or web applications.
  • Ability to prototype proof of concepts using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Knowledge of Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and specifications, minimally WCAG 2.0 guidelines. Helpful to know WAI-ARIA, UAAG, and ATAG specifications.
  • Knowledge of assistive technologies and accessibility-related software including JAWS®, NVDA, VoiceOver, Window-Eyes, ZoomText, MAGic®, Dragon® NaturallySpeaking or other speech recognition software.
  • Knowledge of how to improve and remediate accessibility using web-based technology including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and productively both with diverse teams and independently.
  • Some experience conducting accessibility evaluations and usability testing for accessibility.

 

Additional Skills

  • Be capable of conducting comprehensive accessibility testing with assistance against the WCAG 2.0 (AA) Success Criteria and the updated Section 508 federal requirements using the following methodologies: visual analysis; screen reader reviews; color sampling; keyboard only; gesture only; and code reviews.
  • Knowledge of user-centered design principles and tools.
  • Familiarity with Agile development practices.
  • Knowledge of how to incorporate accessible features in web applications and/or mobile applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Ability to provide implementation directions and requirements for UX Design and Front End Development teams.
  • Knowledge regarding how to format PDFs to be accessible.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Can-do attitude.
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